[development] Renaming "taxonomy" terminology? (was Re: Early Drupal 6 review from Chris Messina)

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Sat Nov 17 23:05:50 UTC 2007

On Saturday 17 November 2007, Earnie Boyd wrote:

> So taxonomy fits the "classification of things".  I've found the word
> taxonomy used within the categorization of product items.
> > Vocabulary is an overloaded term, and hence confusing.
> I agree that vocabulary is confusing and needs to be changed.  There
> have been many suggestions but perhaps taxonomy class would be best.

Renaming vocabulary would require a lot of API changes (renaming functions, 
renaming database columns, etc.), so let's not even consider that for Drupal 
6.  We can revisit renaming it to "taxonomy.module, taxonomies, terms" in a 
few months. :-)

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